Monday, April 22, 2013

Getting Ready For Winter

It is hard not to think of winter which is fast approaching.  I live in a cool climate so winter is usually quite cold and pretty gloomy where I Live.  I go to work in the dark and come home in the dark so it is indoor only activities except for weekends.  

Look what arrived last week to add to my stitching basket each month - The first month of "Chick Jubilee" designed by Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs.  The Tuesday night sewing girls are all doing it too so it will be fun to watch each other's progress each month.  I am sure that we will keep each other motivated for the entire 9 months.

I have been trying to decide how to re-structure and re-decorate our home - I thought that I would begin during the colder months when I can't do things outside.  So I have begun to move around some of my treasured pieces so that they are on display in the room that we use the most.

Our home is pine lined and I am working up the courage to paint the whole lot - To change it from the raw timber to a painted surface.  Am I mad?

Hmmm I'm still trying to decide ....... I have lots of pictures of similar homes to ponder over.

On a recent trip to the city I parked outside this shop on a trip to Spotlight and decided to go in for a bit of a look see.

It is a lovely yarn shop and I immediately fell in love with this adorable cotton yarn.  I have no idea what I will make from it as I do not know how to crochet.  BUT I am willing to learn so this will be another of my "Winter" projects.

What about you - Do you have much planned for the winter?


Fee x


Susan said...

Absolutely paint the pine - you could make it look like a "Hamptons" house. You could just knit a scarf with that gorgeous cotton, or knit anything - doesn't have to be crochet.

Mistea said...

Crochet is very relaxing past time. Enjoy your pretty yarn.

Jo in TAS said...

Just Do it Fee! Paint the timber, it'll make winter not so gloomy!! Love the yarn too xxx

Noela said...

I think I would paint as well. I'm hoping to do a bit of upgrading some of my rooms. Some need a coat of paint and maybe some new curtains etc. Good luck with your plans. Hugs.....

Marilyn said...

That is a quandary but I think paint will really change the mood of your home to being more cosy. Love your yarn - a scarf would be gorgeous made in it. You should manage to learn to crochet without too much trouble. I taught myself from a book when I was about 18, so it isnt too difficult at all.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Jo would paint it, girlfriend. ;-)
Love ya

Fiona said...

good idea getting ready for winter.... a fresh coat of paint can make an enormous difference...

Wendyb said...

YES....paint it Fee.....a nice bright white....lighten it up for winter so it's not so dark... will look beautiful I'm sure!
That yarn looks fab....I think crocheting would be very tube some how to''ll pick it up no problems sweety!
big sugary hugs
Wendy :O)

Karen said...

My first house had pine walls. It was dark and felt closed in. I like you was afraid to paint. My MIL said paint the room that felt the most closed in. I painted the livingroom and lived with it for about a month. I was SOOOO happy with the results I went room by room and lightened and brightened up the house. When I sold it there were more bites than when we bought it.